Arson destroys Palisades' mascot pirate ship

January 6, 2011 10:29:55 AM PST
The fire that destroyed a mascot pirate ship at an eastern Pennsylvania high school's football field is being investigated as a case of arson.

State police say the 30-foot wooden ship was set on fire at the Palisades High School football field early Thursday morning.

A school spokeswoman says the ship was built several years ago with help from donations from families and local businesses.